Tag: Birthday

An interview with my son on his thirteenth birthday

An interview with my son on his thirteenth birthday
My son is thirteen today!  It is hard to believe that he is grown into a mature, responsible, social and thoughtful teenager. I am thrilled that he still agreed to answer my yearly interview questions. 1.  Who is your favorite person in the whole world? My sister 2. What is your favorite color?  Blue 3.... Read more »

An interview with my 10-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my 10-year-old on her birthday
My baby girl is 10 today!  This year she has become more independent, a wonderful friend and excelled in dancing and performing.  She is one of my favorite people to spend time with and I love her more than any words could write. As always, I asked her the annual birthday questions this morning while... Read more »

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my 12-year-old on his birthday
Today we are celebrating twelve years of our thoughtful son.  We all set our alarms extra early this morning to celebrate him with donuts before he caught the middle school bus at 7:20 a.m. 1.  Who is your favorite person in the whole world? Pass 2. What is your favorite color?  Yellow 3.  What is... Read more »
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What to do in Seattle

What to do in Seattle
My husband treated me to a wonderful birthday weekend in Seattle.  It took 40 years to make it to this gray, yet comfortable northwest city and am happy to share the, mostly touristy, fun things we did. For our short visit I was pleasantly surprised by the vibe, food, beauty and transportation of Seattle. The Space... Read more »

40 pieces of advice on turning 40

40 pieces of advice on turning 40
I’m on the cusp of turning 40 and instead of sharing what I’ve learned in the last forty years, I figured I would ask older and wiser friends, family and my writer and mom communities for their advice on this milestone birthday. “40 was the beginning of the new me. Wait- it was actually the... Read more »

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday
My little girl turns nine today!  This year she embraced a new house, neighborhood, school and friends and has impressed me with her resilience, kindness and knowledge.  I’m proud of the strong girl she is growing into and my heart swells when I watch her dance and create art, songs, stories and games. She is... Read more »
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New Orleans: What to eat and where to go

New Orleans: What to eat and where to go
My college boyfriend is now my forty-year-old husband and I surprised him with a getaway to celebrate. The sunny and walkable city of New Orleans was the perfect place to do it. The weather is relatively warm, the flights (from Chicago) were less than $200, music is everywhere and the southern food is tasty. I’m sharing my hours... Read more »

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my 8-year-old on her birthday
Eight years ago my little, pink baby girl arrived ten days early on 8.8.08.  At first she cried and cried and with time, patience and hard work she has become the happiest person I know.  She is my shadow, always by my side, helping me sometimes more than I can help her.  Now she is... Read more »

An interview with my ten-year-old on his birthday

An interview with my ten-year-old on his birthday
One decade ago today at 10:27 a.m. my son was born.  The past ten years have gone by very fast, yet at the same time I wonder how my baby has turned into a smart, kind, sensitive and funny little man. This morning over poached eggs and chicken sausage, I asked him these annual questions.... Read more »
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How to create a rainbow Inside Out birthday party

How to create a rainbow Inside Out birthday party
My daughter’s summer birthday barbecue is one of the only annual parties we have at our home. I enjoy party planning, but admittedly end up stressed. This year we comprised on a rainbow and Inside Out theme.  My goal in sharing this with you, to help or give you ideas to make your next party... Read more »